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Workers’ rights: Vaccinations and COVID-19

Recorded on:  November 4, 2021

Ontario is entering another stage of the COVID-19 pandemic where health concerns related to the workplace are creating new tensions and fears. Misinformation from many sources means that we face a lot of confusion about our rights at work, sometimes resulting in job loss or unpaid leaves for workers.



November 4, 2021 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Workers’ rights during COVID-19

Recorded June 3, 2021

14 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of workers have had to adjust to drastically different ways of working and many now experience more work and income instability than ever. Health risks related to work are greater than any other time.

In this webinar, John No and Joanna Mullen, experts from the community...


June 3, 2021 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Income Benefits during COVID-19: Updates and review of provincial and federal benefits and how they interact

Recorded on February 4, 2021

The federal government introduced new and temporary income benefits last year to help people cope with the impact of COVID-19. At the same time, the provincial government introduced temporary financial supports, particularly for those on Ontario Works (OW) or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).



February 4, 2021 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Resisting burnout and building resilience during COVID-19: A workshop recognizing the hard work of frontline workers

Recorded on December 15th, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline workers have continued to provide support to clients and communities, many of whom have been thrown into crisis. Racialized communities have been disproportionately affected, compounding existing inequality. Many frontline workers are also working remotely, making it more...


December 15, 2020 (75 minutes)

Workers’ rights during COVID-19: A webinar for front-line workers

Recorded non October 22, 2020


October 22, 2020 (1 hour and 20 minutes)

Income Assistance (CERB/EI), Workers’ Rights, and Immigration during COVID-19

Recorded on April 23, 2020

CLEO hosts this second online information session for front-line workers to give them up-to-date information on the new CERB and EI benefits. Experts from legal clinics and other community organizations will discuss the key issues and answer questions from workers.

This webinar includes information on how people’s...


April 23, 2020 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Income Assistance (CERB/EI) & Workers’ Rights Information Session (related to COVID-19)

Recorded on April 16, 2020

This online information session is for front-line workers across the province to provide detailed information on the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and Employment Insurance (E.I.) benefits. This webinar features experts in employment law and workers’ rights, including lawyers from community legal...


April 16, 2020 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

New tools for helping people find good legal information – A webinar for community workers

Recorded on June 14, 2017 - This webinar, provided by CLEO, is designed for community workers who help users find legal information. It covers Steps to Justice, CLEO's new website for helping clients find step-by-step information about common legal problems. It also outlines the difference between legal information and legal advice.We cover the...


June 14, 2017 (1 hour and 4 minutes)

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A Primer on Probationary Periods

Recorded on November 30, 2016 - Are you new in your job? Do you work with or represent the newly employed? Have you or someone you know, ever been terminated during a probationary period? This webinar covers the basic, but often poorly understood, rules around probationary periods. What constitutes a probationary period? Can the employer extend a...


November 30, 2016 (41 minutes)

Migrant Workers and Access to Social Benefits in Ontario

June 18, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. ET - This webinar from the Inter-clinic Migrant Workers Working Group is for migrant workers (temporary foreign workers and non-status people), their allies, community organizations and community legal clinics.


June 18, 2015 (1 hour)

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